White House welcomes Tigrayan forces' openness to ceasefire in Ethiopia

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that it "welcomes" a statement by forces in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region that they would accept an African Union-led peace process. read more

"It's high time for both sides to stop fighting and turn to dialogue to resolve their differences," said White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre to reporters aboard Air Force One.

She said Ethiopia should "seize this moment to give peace a chance" and that "Eritrea and others should stay out of the conflict."

Reporting by Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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